Manchester: Who's standing to be your MP in the next General Election?

  • Friday 7 June 2024

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Details of the candidates standing in each of Manchester’s six parliamentary constituencies in the General Election on 4 July 2024 have now been published. 

Electors in Blackley and Middleton South; Gorton and Denton; Manchester Central, Manchester Rusholme, Manchester Withington and Wythenshawe and Sale East can find out who is vying to become their MP

Registering to vote 

Anyone who is not already on the electoral register is being reminded that the last date for registrations, Tuesday 18 June, is fast approaching. You can apply at and registration is a quick and simple process.  

Photo ID 

Would-be voters should also ensure that they have the photo ID they will need to be able to cast their vote at a polling station. Having to show photo ID has been a national requirement since last year.  

When electors arrive at the polling station they will be asked their name and address as it appears on the electoral register and they must prove who they are by showing acceptable photo ID. This includes a passport (issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, a European Economic Area state or a Commonwealth Country), a driving licence (issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or an EEA state) and a parking blue badge issued by the Council. A full list of eligible photo ID can be found at 

It doesn’t matter if the photo ID is out of date as long as it is still a good likeness of the elector.  

If you’ve changed your name and the name on your photo ID is different to your name on the electoral register you can take a document – such as a marriage certificate – with you to prove the name change.  

Anyone who wants to vote at a polling station but does not have any of the accepted forms of photo ID, or who no longer looks like the photo on their ID document, can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate at 

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate to be able to vote in the General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.  

Postal votes  

Postal voters do not need photo ID. Anyone wanting to vote by post can apply online for a postal vote by visiting as long as they are already on the electoral register.  

Paper applications are also available and more details about how to apply can be found at 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June.  

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